Jennifer Robinson (figure skater)

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Jennifer Robinson
Jennifer Robinson.jpg
Robinson skates in 2004.
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1976-12-02) December 2, 1976 (age 42)
Goderich, Ontario
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Former coachMichelle Leigh
Former choreographerLori Nichol
Skating clubRiverside Figure Skating Club
Began skating1986
ISU personal best scores
Combined total144.89
2003 Skate Canada
Short program47.78
2003 Skate Canada
Free skate97.11
2003 Skate Canada

Jennifer Robinson (born December 2, 1976) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is a six-time national champion and finished 7th at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Early life[edit]

Robinson was born December 2, 1976 in Goderich, Ontario.[1] She is the niece of NHL hockey player Gaston Gingras.[2]


Robinson won six Canadian national titles. She placed as high as 8th at the World Championships (2000) and as high as 4th at the Four Continents Championships (2002). She won one Grand Prix medal, bronze, at the 1999 Skate Canada International. She finished 7th at the 2002 Olympics and retired from competition in 2004. She then skated with Stars on Ice. Robinson was one of five stunt doubles for the main character, Casey (played by Michelle Trachtenberg) in the Walt Disney Pictures's 2005 film Ice Princess.

On July 31 and August 7, 2004, Robinson made her radio-hosting debut by hosting a Saturday night retro show on CIQB-FM in Barrie, Ontario, under the direction of station program director Darren Stevens. She also hosted a dinner hour news show called First Local for the Simcoe County, Ontario public access Rogers Cable station. Robinson appears occasionally on the sports talk show Off the Record with Michael Landsberg. She was a commentator at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia for CTV along with Rod Black and Victor Kraatz during the Women's Figure Skating and Ice Dancing competitions.

In October 2010, Robinson was elected to Barrie City Council, representing Ward 8 in the south-central area of the city.[3] She resigned from her position on council in August 2012, citing personal health reasons.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Robinson lives in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.

Robinson married figure skating coach Shane Dennison in September 2002.[1] She gave birth to a girl named Reese McKenna Dennison on February 2, 2010 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario.[5]


Season Short program Free skating
  • Tangosain
    by Luis Bacalov
  • Welcome to Cuba
    by David Arnold
  • Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un faune
    by Claude Debussy
  • Symphonie Moderne
    by Max Steiner
  • Suite Populaire Espagnole pour Violin et Piano
    by Manuel de Falla
  • Street Scene
    by A. Newman
    performed by Sam Butera
  • Liebestraum
    by Franz Liszt
  • Moon Ghosts for Aldous Huxley
    by M. Hoppe
  • An Irish Symphony
    by H. Harty


GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

Event 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04
Olympics 7th
Worlds 19th 21st 18th 8th 15th 9th 9th 14th
Four Continents 7th 6th 8th 4th 5th 5th
GP Cup of China 9th
GP Cup of Russia 8th 5th
GP Lalique 4th
GP Nations Cup 9th 5th 4th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate America 12th 8th 7th
GP Skate Canada 10th 5th 3rd 4th 4th 5th
Campbells Classic 6th
Continents Cup 6th
Inter. Challenge 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
Schäfer Memorial 6th
Skate Canada 6th
International: Junior[9]
Junior Worlds 10th
Blue Swords 13th J
Canadian Champ. 4th N 11th J 1st J 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ a b c "Jennifer ROBINSON: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 11, 2004.
  2. ^ Mittan, J. Barry (1996). "Feel the Energy - Canada's Jennifer Robinson". Archived from the original on May 13, 2012.
  3. ^ Bruineman, Marg (2010-10-27). "Emotions, turnouts run high". Barrie Examiner. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
  4. ^ Bruton, Rob (2010-08-02). "Ward 8 councillor steps down". Barrie Examiner. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  5. ^ "Six time Canadian Champion and Olympian Jennifer Robinson welcomes baby girl". Archived from the original on March 29, 2010.
  6. ^ "Jennifer ROBINSON: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2003.
  7. ^ "Jennifer ROBINSON: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002.
  8. ^ "Jennifer ROBINSON: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 17, 2001.
  9. ^ a b c "Jennifer ROBINSON". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 27, 2016.

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